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The long awaited Progressive Peopleís Party, (PPP) led anti-corruption demonstration scheduled to take place in Accra, is now confirmed for Thursday October 3, 2013.

Partners in the anti-corruption campaign unanimously agreed to take the action under the theme ďAyefe Notse Anti-Corruption DemonstrationĒ at a meeting held over the weekend, in response to confirmation of the Accra Regional Police Commandís readiness to provide security for the demonstrators.

The PPP led coalition against corruption blames the countryís inability to attain sustainable economic growth on corruption and bad governance. The coalition believes the 22 legislations on the countryís statute books and the anti-corruption law recently approved by Cabinet will not make any meaningful impact in the fight against corruption unless the nationís governance infrastructure is reformed.

Specifically, the coalition seeks to:

i. Turn the Office of Attorney-General into an Independent Prosecutorís Office separate from the Ministry of Justice so that the Office is removed from the negative influence of partisan politics.

ii. Separate the Legislature (Parliament) from the Executive (Presidency) so that effective checks and balance can operate without fear or favor.

iii. Remove the ďhandĒ of the Executive (Presidency) from the metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies, through popular election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) by the people.

The demonstration will end at the Hearts Park, off the High Street in the Central Business District of Accra with the official launch of the anti-corruption campaign.

William Dowokpor
Convener: PPP Anti-Corruption Campaign Coalition.
Source: Peacefmonline.com

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